Sunday, June 13, 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop
I love documentaries, especially ones that, like Banksy's new film, are made mostly from archived footage. Exit Through the Gift Shop highlights a fascinating subject (street art, pop art, and douchey copycat Hollywood artists) with a masterful narrative arc. I went in expecting to just see a movie about Banksy but it was much more complex than that -- it ended up showcasing a compelling and inimitable underground movement, and following its (and its much less-impressive spinoffs) rise to gallery prestige. Can't recommend this movie enough.